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ACTION ITEMS: 

1. Consider which load management initiatives from 2018 are most award-worthy and submit a 16th PLMA Award nomination before March 4, 2019.  Imagine how tough the award judges' choices would be if every PLMA member organization submitted just one nomination!  Details at www.peakload.org/awards 

2.  Review 39th PLMA Conference agenda at www.peakload.org/39th-conference-agenda and plan now to attend.   

3. Need demand response and distributed energy resource training or know some who does?  Register for courses online or coming up in April at BGE offices in Baltimore.  Details at www.peakload.org/demand-response-training. 

Member Pipeline.  Current member count is 155 organizations 
- New Members: OpenADR Alliance; Efficiency Vermont

- Lost Members: CaSA Energy 

Publications. The PLMA Annual Report and the new Thought Leadership 2018 Compendium with transcripts of 8 webcasts and conference sessions from 2018 at www.peakload.org/annual-report.  Abstracts have been accepted for The Future of DER Compendium and the editing process is now underway for publication this spring.  

Training.  BGE will host the DR Market Fundamentals and DR Program Design/Implementation courses on April 8-12, 2019 in their Baltimore offices.  All registrants are encouraged to take the new online Demand Response Fundamentals course in advance. Congratulations to George Beatty of Xcel Energy and Erin Elmiger of Threshold who each won a gift certificate to PLMA's Lands End store for completing the online course by year-end.  Details at www.peakload.org/demand-response-training 

DistribuTECH Collaboration.  About 100 people attended the Member Breakfast Meetup at Mother's Restaurant.  With Dtech 2020 back in San Antonio, we've again reserved the Ruth's Chris Steakhouse for January 28, 2020.      

Member News. PLMA posts news, RFPs, job postings, etc. on PLMA website at no cost as a member benefit. Latest updates are: Energy Dept. RFI for Building Loads; and Massachusetts Clean Peak Energy Standard Notice.  Access at www.peakload.org/news. 

Resource Directory Updates. Most recent additions are: FERC DR Assessment Report, and Smart Home and DR webcast recording.  Access at www.peakload.org/resources 

Events by PLMA Allies.
Smart Energy Summit, Feb. 18-20 in Austin, Texas examines the changing role of utilities to help empower consumers with solutions to save energy in the home.  Details at click here.
SPEER Clean Energy Exchange, April 8-9, 2019 in Austin, Texas is the premier energy efficiency event for Texas & Oklahoma.  Interact with industry leaders, hear keynotes Jeff Butler & Katharine Hayhoe, & engage in interactive breakout sessions.  Details at click here. 

Calendar of events is at: www.peakload.org/calendar and includes these upcoming highlights:
Feb. 21 - Dialogue: ConEd's Brooklyn Queens Project with Michael Brown

Feb. 28 - Dialogue: National Grid's NWA Projects with Rich Barone
March 4 - Award nominations end
March 7 - Dialogue: FERC Annual Report with Michael Brown
March 11 - International Group Planning Call with Scott Coe and Ross Malme
April 8-12 - PLMA Training Course Series, Baltimore 
May 13-15 - 39th PLMA Conference, Minneapolis, Minnesota